Moe says some pandemic restrictions could soon be eased

March 2, 2021, 7:06 pm


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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday that some Covid-19 restrictions, particularly household gathering restrictions -- may be relaxed as early as next week if case numbers remain low.

Case numbers have been dropping in Saskatchewan. Currently there are only four active cases among the 15,300 people of South East 2 (the subregion that includes Moosomin), there are two active cases among the 30,000 people of South East 4(the subregion that includes Estevan, Carlyle and Redvers) and there are no active cases in South East 3 (the subregion that includes Weyburn and area).

"I know many people — and I have heard from many of them — want us to relax some or possibly many if not all of the current public health orders that are in place, in particular, measures around limiting our household gatherings," Premier Moe said Tuesday.

"What I would say to this is we are very close to making and finalizing these decisions. I have spoken to Dr. Shahab about this frequently. He just wants to see the new case and hospitalization numbers remain stable for a few more days. If that occurs, we should have more to say about household restrictions possibly early next week. We’ll be taking a close look at all the other public health orders that are set to expire on March 19th.

"So I am asking everyone in this province to hang tight for just a few more days. The next weeks, not months, you’re going to see things change, and change significantly. Spring is coming. Vaccines are on the way. We are on the path to getting life back to normal aw we know it.

"But we’re just not quite there yet. So please, for the next number of days and weeks, keep doing what you’re doing to keep yourself safe, to keep those around you safe, and to keep your family safe."


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